throw (or catch) someone off balance


throw (or catch) someone off balance
throw (or catch) someone off balance
make someone unsteady or catch someone unawares.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • throw someone off balance — throw (or catch) someone off balance cause someone to become unsteady and in danger of falling ■ figurative confuse or bewilder someone …   Useful english dictionary

  • off balance — 1) not steady or upright, for example because more weight is on one side That wheel is off balance. throw/knock someone/something off balance: He kept pulling my arm, throwing me off balance. 2) surprised, upset, or confused by something… …   English dictionary

  • off-balance — adj [not before noun] 1.) in an unsteady position and likely to fall throw/knock/push etc sb off balance ▪ The sudden movement of the ship knocked them both off balance. 2.) catch/throw sb off balance to surprise or shock someone because they are …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • catch off balance — {v. phr.} To confront someone with physical force or with a statement or question he or she is not prepared to answer or deal with; to exploit the disadvantage of another. * /The smaller wrestler caught his opponent off balance and managed to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • catch off balance — {v. phr.} To confront someone with physical force or with a statement or question he or she is not prepared to answer or deal with; to exploit the disadvantage of another. * /The smaller wrestler caught his opponent off balance and managed to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • catch\ off\ balance — v. phr. To confront someone with physical force or with a statement or question he or she is not prepared to answer or deal with; to exploit the disadvantage of another. The smaller wrestler caught his opponent off balance and managed to throw… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • balance — bal|ance1 [ bæləns ] noun *** ▸ 1 ability to stay upright ▸ 2 correct relationship ▸ 3 mental/emotional calm ▸ 4 money in bank ▸ 5 amount remaining ▸ 6 majority of information ▸ 7 for weighing things ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) uncount the ability to remain …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • balance — noun 1》 an even distribution of weight ensuring stability.     ↘Sailing the ability of a boat to stay on course without adjustment of the rudder. 2》 mental or emotional stability. 3》 a condition in which different elements are equal or in the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • throw — throw1 [ θrou ] (past tense threw [ θru ] ; past participle thrown [ θroun ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 send object through air ▸ 2 put quickly & carelessly ▸ 3 move (someone/something) suddenly ▸ 4 be forced to go to place ▸ 5 look etc. in direction ▸ 6… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • throw — I UK [θrəʊ] / US [θroʊ] verb Word forms throw : present tense I/you/we/they throw he/she/it throws present participle throwing past tense threw UK [θruː] / US [θru] past participle thrown UK [θrəʊn] / US [θroʊn] *** 1) [intransitive/transitive]… …   English dictionary


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